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A 21-year-old female asked:

got my bone scan. multifocal uptake seen in mid to distal radius and ulna? subtle uptake in distal aspects of both bones but no bony lesions? meaning?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Confused: We cannot answer this question without knowing the reason for the bone scan. Also, what type of scan was it? Without any background there are many reasons for uptake: trauma, fracture healing, tumors, cancer, arthritis...etc. what are your symptoms? Do you have pain?

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